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COMMODITIES

Precious Metals Retrace With Dollar Edging Higher

EQUITIES

S&P Futures Heading Back Toward All-Time Highs

FRANCE DATA

July Flash PMI: Modest Deceleration

FOREX

FX OPTION EXPIRY (updated)

Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 21:06 GMT Apr 18/17:06 EST Apr 18
                        Apr 19    Apr 19   Apr 19
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                       Initial  Phil Fed
                       Jobless       Mfg  Leading
                        Claims    Survey    Index
Data For              Apr14 wk       Apr      Mar
Denomination                 K     Index
Median Forecast **         230      21.0      0.3
High Forecast              230      22.0      0.3
Low Forecast               222      18.0      0.2
Mean                       228      20.8      0.3
Standard Deviation           3       1.1      0.0
No. of Responses             8        10        7
Amherst Pierpont           222        NA       NA
Bank of the West           228      20.8      0.2
Barclays Capital           230      22.0       NA
BMO                         NA      21.0      0.3
Capital Economics           NA      18.0      0.3
CIBC                        NA        NA       NA
Credit Suisse               NA        NA       NA
Deutsche Bank               NA      21.0      0.2
FT Advisors                230      21.3       NA
Goldman Sachs              225      21.5       NA
J.P. Morgan                230      20.0       NA
Morgan Stanley              NA        NA      0.2
NTL Bank Canada             NA        NA       NA
UBS                        230      22.0      0.3
UMaryland                  230      20.1      0.3
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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